On Friday afternoon, as I was getting ready to leave work, my sweet friend Erminia dropped by my office with a gift. A "just because" gift. She had been shopping at Costco and had found these calendar sets - one with photos from Italy (for her) and one with photos from France (for me). There is a big calendar, which is hanging on my fridge, a monthly agenda book, which I will use to record my creative endeavours, and this mini calendar that is hanging above my sewing table. It will keep my dream (almost a reality) of going back to Paris this summer at the forefront of my mind.
How very thoughtful of my dear friend.
Yesterday I got a lovely surprise in my mailbox. I won a giveaway a while back (and for the life of me I cannot remember which one) and I received a copy of Found Art by Leeana Tankersley. This is such a beautiful book and the story is told with breathtaking insight. The book was signed by the author and came with a little card and personal note from her.
And today I had another present in my mailbox (the mailman probably thinks I'm lucky too!). Barb did a birthday giveaway and I won this wonderful pattern. It is a quilt-as-you-go project, which I've never attempted so I'm eager to try it out. It was also very cool, as I told Barb, to receive mail from Pago Pago. Doesn't that sound so very exotic?
Anyway... my goal for tonight is to finish sewing the binding on my heart project so that I can finally announce my giveaway. It seems to be dragging on just a bit longer than I intended.... Building anticipation?
Oh, and I'll have to run out in the cold to the mailbox and pop in my ATCs. We're supposed to have them mailed by the 20th of the month and this is honestly the latest I've ever sent them.
Busy busy. But it's a fun type of busy... not like the other type....